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Ruth’s Herbal Remedies / Branch Mill Organic Farm & Retreat Newsletter
May 2016
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Spring rains have brought lots of native plants in full bloom.

Oriole eating Dad's Marmalade

Orioles are eating jam from our feeder and hummingbirds, bees and butterflies are all around.
Thanks to all our volunteers, vendors and staffers for a super fun and energetic Earth Day!  We had over 400 people visit the farm.  Check out our FB page and our website for wonderful photos provided by Vagabond Ink.
Lots of new classes and events at the Retreat Center.  Check them out below!
What’s New?

On the Farm:
The farm stand is always open every day.  It’s an honor stand so you just put your money in the slot. We have LOTS of fresh brown eggs with 16 new hens now laying delicious eggs- all fed pure organic/non-GMO feed and scratch plus all the greens from the farm that they love to eat. We have lots of varieties of garlic, tomatoes, peppers, and summer squash on their way soon as well as ollalaberries just getting ripe.
Beets going to Big Sky Cafe
We also have lemons, kale, chard, spinach, beets and herbs: cilantro, rosemary, thyme, parsley, and oregano but we don’t put them out as they tend to wilt in the heat.  Just call us (481-9205) and we can pick you whatever you’d like. All are certified organic from the farm.  Take Huasna Rd. and follow the signs: Organic Farm Stand.
At Ruth’s Herbal Remedies:
We have a new and very user-friendly site.
Same place  with much more information, testimonials, and many new features.
Thanks to Purely Pacha for all her hard work and creative efforts!
Ruth’s Herbal Remedies will have a booth at:
Art in the Park: Dinosaur Caves Park in Shell Beach; every first Sunday of the month, beginning June 5 through Sept.  Hope to see you for our first show in June!
Next show after that is July 3.
In Celebration of Pollination: SLO Grange Hall, 2880 Broad St. June 25; 3pm-7pm.  Booths related to farming and food, farmers with produce for sale, activities for children, music, dancing, food, friends and FUN! FLYER HERE
8th Annual Paso Robles Lavender Festival: July 9, 10 am to 5 pm. Downtown City Park on Pine and 11th & 12th Streets. We have wonderful lavender crèmes, sprays, salves and lip balms.
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Spring on the Farm
Lipstick Sage Full Bloom
In This Issue
Earth Day 2016 – April 23, 2016. 
Find Herbal Remedies
New Website at Ruth’s
Events at the Farm/News

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740 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo
The Halcyon Store
Halcyon Rd in Arroyo Grande

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Events & Classes at the Retreat Center On Branch Mill Organic Farm

Weekly Yoga Classes
Gentle Flow Yoga with Nicole

Tuesdays 9:30-10:45am
All levels welcome!  $12 
We will be connecting our breath with gentle movement in this class, flowing through gentle postures to create calmness of the mind and awareness of the body. In Nicole’s classes, she hopes to share her love for yoga in a way that is supportive of wherever her students are in their practice. This is a great class for all levels, even those new to yoga!About Nicole Chanley:

Nicole was fortunate to have been introduced to yoga early in life. Her personal practice began when she was a teenager and eventually led her to persue becoming a yoga teacher. In 2014 Nicole did her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training with Ganga White and Tracey Rich at the White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara. The physical aspects of yoga led Nicole to a better understanding of herself. What began as a form of exersize, has transpired into a way of living life. Yoga teaches the importance of showing up, being present and taking care of ourselves. Yoga truly has something to offer everyone, whether it is a deep stretch, a strong work out, or a moment to slow down and give back to yourself.


Gentle Hatha Yoga with Jackie Adams

Tuesday afternoon
Tuesdays | 5:30 – 6:45 pm.
Only $12 a class
About Gentle Hatha:  This yoga class takes the push out of your day, using slow movement and breathing to gently energize muscles and joints. We will then dive into a relaxed series of grounding postures leaving the body stretched and refreshed. Classes will also offer opportunities for deeper breathing exercises and meditation.
Vinyasa Flow Yoga Class Presented by Katarina Cox
All levels welcome
Wednesdays at 5:30
Cost: $5
Come find your inner peace and love for yourself! This is your chance to get flexible, get spiritual, and seek within your inner guidance. I offer Angelic Messages from your spirit guides after class.
Ongoing Yoga Series with Premayoga
Thursdays 4:30-5:45 pm – Healing Yoga
(this is for deep peace and relaxation )
Thursdays is highly meditative and uses Therapeutic Yoga, Yin Yoga, and gentle stretching to support unwinding from within. This class is also great for students who are stiff or have long time holding that is chronic in nature. It is also great for deep relaxation and learning to let go of busy mind.
BranchMill and PremaYoga partner together to bring quality Yoga and Healing to the community. Each month we have both Yoga and Individualized healing sessions. Receive a unique combination of Healing & Yoga Offerings at BranchMill Retreat Center. Read more about the offerings here:
RSVP by emailing Lisa |
Upcoming Events
May 25 from 7-9pm (ongoing monthly)
 ~ Aware Living For Essential Change (Level 1) FLYER HERE
People coming together to expand their conscious awareness, learn powerful principles, tools, and practices to transform self-limiting patterns of thought and behavior to create healing and change!
 Practice self-empowerment tools and techniques to clear what is not working in your life
 Strengthen your self-awareness to know what is right and true for you and honor it!
 Live from the heart being unconditional and in complete allowance for yourself and others
 Be able to Handle difficult situations with more elegance and ease
 Experience the gift of “Aware Friends” for meaningful relationships, support, and inspiration
COST: First gathering is only $10. After that – $25
DATE: Last Wednesday of Every Month; 4/27, 5/25, 6/29 TIME: 7:00 – 9:00 PM
More with Julie Nevison:
Turn Tears & Tantrums into Cooperation & Closeness
Thu. June 2, 7:00-8:30 PM Cost: $20. Bring a friend and both get $10 off
More Information Here
Raise Successful, Cooperative, Emotionally Intelligent Kids 

Date TBD
Early Registration 1-week ahead $245. Regular price $295. Couples Discount.

More information HERE
“Perfectly Imperfect: Moving from Expectation into Acceptance” with Deborah O’Brien
Friday, June 10th, 7pm – 8:30pm
Cost: Donation  (Suggested Donation  $10 – $20)
Flyer HERE
Growing weary of setting yourself up for perfection and then somehow falling short of your goal?
Are the words “should”, “ought to”, “would have”, and “trying to” part of your common vocabulary
You are invited to spend an evening with Deborah O’Brien, and learn about the absolute perfection of being imperfect. Discover some of the gifts that come with embracing your humanity. Get off the treadmill of expectation and walk into acceptance.
Please see the flyer here to learn more about Deborah and her practice, Heart in the Lotus, “Healing from the Inside Out”.  She is visiting from San Jose, CA.
Deborah will also be offering private sessions on Saturday and Sunday, June 11th and 12th.
Please call Deborah at (650) 815 – 8910 to reserve your seat.
Danae Shanti:
Danae has been here at the retreat center before.  She is back in the area now.  Here is her schedule: UPCOMING EVENTS FLYER
Details are also on the website:
About Ruth’s Herbal Remedies
Ruth’s Handcrafted Herbal Remedies is a line of products made from certified organic ingredients, all-natural plant extracts, carrier oils, and essential oils. All the ingredients have been hand-selected from known reputable sources. Each product is made by hand to create natural healing formulas.